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Drinking an Entire Fifth of May

I am unsure of how to approach today. I don’t know whether we should be inviting all the teams into the mix, letting them know the playing tonight is basically like getting free league points. Or, do we warn them that no teams stand a chance tonight.

And, of course, in both situations I’m talking about teams other than Drink Tickets. It’s hard to know how they are going to perform tonight. 

You see, today is Cinco de Mayo, which to Drink Tickets is like 4/20 is to Comparatively, That’s Pretty Much Raven. Or the way September 28, International Menthols Only Day, is celebrated by Taints. Or how Milwaukee Tunnelsnakes and Good Enough both get super hyped on those rare years when Ben & Jerry’s Free Scoop day coincides with one of Skoal’s Free Tin of Fat Lip events. 

In most cases I would step aside and let Anjali of Ever Increasing Wisconsin Hardness drop some cultural appropriation and misrepresentation knowledge, but Drink Tickets isn’t even acting out of ignorance, this is obliviousness. I was talking with Kentucky Janet and she was insistent that it was actually just a fun way to say the date, the way people say “Adios” when they leave. Drink Ticket Kirsti refused to believe there was anything behind the date and assumed it was simply what she called “a themed beer day. Like Syttende Mai or le Quatorze Juillet or Once de Septiembre.”

I even stopped at Wartime Frank’s Zinc Smelter, Chicken Shack and Trap Emporium to ask him what he knew of the date. His response was “What do YOU know of the date?” and he then led me into a room where there were many news clippings on the wall, much red yarn, and several other design elements leading me to believe Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick IS Cinco de Mayo. 

What I’m getting at is, tonight is all up in the air. No one knows how it’s going to shake out. But there is a show, there is a category about Music Industry Alter Egos, and it is going to be a good time. So get your crew together and get registered. 

  1. The Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia entrance fee is $10/player, or $50/team of six players. Teams can still play with more than six players, but will be docked 10 points for each additional player. Drop your payments on paypal.me/SlashGreg.
  2. Once your team has registered, you’ll get the password to the Zoomiary. 
  3. Be sure your teammates know your team name before the game starts, this will allow us to put you on the right team.
  4. Finally, if you have any questions, drop an email on Nick@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com, Anjali@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com or Greg@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com and we’ll get you in the mix.  

The show starts tonight at 7pm. See you then. 

 

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